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16 Nov 2018 | 07:19 PM UTC

Nigeria: Three killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno state Nov. 15

Nigeria News Alert

At least three soldiers killed in Boko Haram attack in Borno state on November 15

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/23/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Borno State, Nigeria

Event

Boko Haram militants attacked a Nigerian army base in Kareto (Borno state) on Thursday, November 15. According to reports the militants to enter the base before being repelled. At least three soldiers were killed in the clashes, with several others suffering injuries. Further attacks by Boko Haram fighters are possible in Borno state in the near term.

Context

The northeastern region of Nigeria (i.e. the states of Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa) is highly susceptible to attacks by Islamist militants, including from Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA). Though Nigerian military forces have pushed insurgents from much of their previously claimed territory, attacks have been on the rise since June 2017.

Advice

Individuals in Borno state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Although travel is permissible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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